Music and Sema Workshops, Zikr, Sema Gathering, Sacred Circles, Sohbet
Sacred dance, music, and mysticism workshops with masters Farima Berenji, Pir Salman Hosseni, Pir Darush Hosseni, Evan Phillips, and more.
Discover the magic of Metanoia Wellness and Retreat Center nestled in the heart of the Chouf Nature Reserve. Accommodation, high-quality food, and transportation included.
Join us for one or two weeks (June 2 – 5 and June 9 – 12) of ancient wisdom, dance, music, whirling and healing ritual practices of the Anatolian, Khorasan, and Yarsanai mystics. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to experience and discover the ancient roots of mysticism, to connect with your inner Divine, and to learn sacred music and dance from internationally acclaimed artists and scholars.
- In-depth studies of the origin/roots of mysticism and Sufism of Khorasan and Yarsan.
- Turkish, Khorasani, and Yarsani Zikr, poetry, sema and semah (Shams Sema, Rast Sema, Yarsan Sema)
- Music workshops and studies of Yarsani and Iranian Sufi makhams with daf, ney, and tanbour.
- Sunrise Zikr and meditation.
- Sohbet (Sufi discussion) by Pir Salman Hosseini of Yarsan Order of Iran and Farima Berenji
Contact us for more info and registration. Limited availability.
+961 71 678 794
Pir Salman Hosseini
Pir Seyed Salman Hosseini (Sufism, Sufi music, maqams, tanbur) possesses a bachelor degree in music ethnology and is an Iranian traditional music researcher, composer and a master musician of tambour, setar, tar, and rebab. He directs the traditional Persian music ensemble Cherikeh which has been performing sacred and traditional music for many years. Seyed has produced many albums including Javdanegni and Tabeh Ghaleh. He is the music director and composer for films such as Song of God and Gadam Yar. Seyed has composed and performed more than 40 concerts and TV programs including composing music for national broadcasts of Iran. He has performed professionally in Iran, Germany, Syria, and the Iraqi Kurdistan region. Additionally, he is a Sufi master and has his own school of music and mysticism.
Farima Berenji (Director and master classes)
is an award winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, instructor, choreographer, and dance ethnologist. A master instructor and performer in Persian and Sufi dance, she specializes in ancient, sacred, classical, and folkloric dances of Persia and Central Asia. She is honored to be the first Iranian woman to direct a Persian dance company to perform during receptions for President Obama and President Biden. Farima is the founder and artistic director of the Simorgh Dance Collective, founder of Dance of the Soul, she is the advisory council member of Mosaic America, a member of the International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO), Eastern Arts, National Folk Organization, and the first Iranian-American woman TEDx lecturer and performer in the field of dance. Recognized as one of the few world scholarly experts of ancient and mystical dance ethnology, she travels worldwide to record, research, lecture, perform, educate, and to inspire dynamic creativity and rejuvenation through dance and movement. Read more..